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1. To render obscure by making the form or outline of confused and uncertain, as by soiling; to smear; to make indistinct and confused; as, to blur manuscript by handling it while damp; to blur the impression of a woodcut by an excess of ink. But time hath nothing blurred those lines of favor Which then he wore. (Shak)

2. To cause imperfection of vision in; to dim; to darken. Her eyes are blurred with the lightning's glare. (j. R. Drake)

3. To sully; to stain; to blemish, as reputation. Sarcasms may eclipse thine own, but can not blur my lost renown. (Hudibras)

Synonym: to spot, blot, disfigure, stain, sully.

Origin: Prob. Of same origin as blear. See Blear.

1. That which obscures without effacing; a stain; a blot, as upon paper or other substance. As for those who cleanse blurs with blotted fingers, they make it worse. (Fuller)

2. A dim, confused appearance; indistinctness of vision; as, to see things with a blur; it was all blur.

3. A moral stain or blot. Lest she . . . Will with her railing set a great blur on mine honesty and good name. (Udall)

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New to science (sort of), and need suggestions.

... nothing in either Science or Math (I was rebellious and quite stupid). Therefore, any recollection I really have of Science is more or less blur, and who knows how honest. So, I've began researching on my own, and thus far, have become hooked on learning more. And here I am. I need help ...

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by cursive
Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to science (sort of), and need suggestions.
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... Aptitude above. I understand only too well the demarcation lines between science and philosophy/religion, lines that you are desperately trying to blur. The simple question is this. Is macro evolutionary theory actually supported by evidence or is it simply your belief that it is. Gavin was honest ...

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by scottie
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Writer in need of help.

... ranges. Because this breed is designed to live under ground, they also have natural short sightedness, anything past 25 feet is a complete blur. Because of this they rely more on hearing and scent. As mentioned before they are a digging race, so I was wondering if this idea is outlandish, ...

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by Otakon
Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Writer in need of help.
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Blur about lyases

I'm a bit confused when I came across the classification of enzymes. I can't seem to get what lyases do.

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by ChristineXC
Sun May 30, 2010 7:36 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Blur about lyases
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Re: Intelligent Design?

... There probably isn't even any single point when it can be said "this is life now, it's not inorganic anymore." Viruses even today blur the line between live and inanimate particles. Prions are also an interesting example of self-replicating molecules that aren't "alive". ...

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by biohazard
Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Intelligent Design?
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